A global trade war seems well underway as China and the US exchange targeted tariff attacks. An economist explains what they are, how they work and why they matter.
The minor party vote in Australia is historically high and growing, as trust in the bigger parties slides away.
President Trump says 'trade wars are good,' but history tells a very different story.
The president's tariffs on steel and China mirror the misguided trade policies that helped precipitate the Great Depression.
The idea that the US is historically a free trading country is a myth. Here's why that's a good thing.
The UK’s best prospects for a favourable trade agreement with China are to be found by remaining within the EU.
Trump touted his administration's economic successes and laid out his immigration plan in an 80-minute speech to Congress. Our experts weigh in.
China's actions in the South China Sea are getting scant attention at Davos. But if the Chinese set a precedent for other rogue nations, there will be a profound impact on global free trade.
Trump is trying to shape the US as a power in Asia and block China in the process, using techniques familiar to Beijing.
We asked four of our regular economics writers to examine a key theme they expect to flare up in 2018 and why.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in China to discuss a trade deal. It's laughable for Canada to believe it can negotiate a "progressive" trade agenda with the Chinese.
Donald Trump views himself as a deal-maker, so the prospect of a "quick" trade deal between the U.K. and the U.S. seems unlikely, despite the American president's earlier optimism.
Viewed against the odds of success in getting 55 countries to foster meaningful regional integration, Africa has made commendable progress in crafting its own creative approach.
The latest report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia points to shifting global winds on globalisation and free trade. What can Australia do to continue to weather the storm?
The Australian economy has changed significantly over the past 30 years to focus on services. They are unlikely to be drastically affected by repealing free trade agreements.
Too many economists have refused to take seriously the idea that Brexit could economically benefit the UK.
The president said he's considering ending trade with any country that does business with North Korea. Here's why that will never happen.
As the Trump team begins renegotiating NAFTA with Canada and Mexico, a key plank in its strategy – a threat to withdraw – may be a hollow one.
Some fear that recent actions against China taken by the Trump administration mean we're on the verge of a trade war. What would be the cost?
The US wants rid of NAFTA's dispute settlement mechanism but for Canada it's a red line issue.